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The Office of Multicultural Affairs cultivates and affirms the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing an inclusive community where all students can thrive. The office advises several student organizations, promotes cultural awareness through multicultural programming, and encourages dialogue around issues of social justice. The office offers opportunities for student learning, leadership engagement, and advocacy.

Programs & Events

Griffins Achieving Progress Mentoring Program (GAP)

Griffins Achieving Progress Peer Mentoring Program for Students of Color (GAP). The purpose of GAP is to increase the retention and graduation rates of students of color, ease the transition of students to college life, build up students’ social and cultural capital, and connect students with student services on campus. First-time freshman and transfer students of color are eligible to participate in the program.

Cultural Heritage Month Celebrations

  • Latinx Heritage Month 
  • LGBTQIA History Month 
  • Indigenous History Month
  • MLK Celebration
  • Black History Month 
  • Women’s History Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Juneteeth Celebration

Diversity Trainings/ Workshops

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides training and workshop opportunities for student groups, university departments and units, and community partners on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. To request one of these training or workshops, please contact Deanna Williams,

Student Organizations

  • Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Fontbonne International Student Alliance (FISA)
  • Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion engages in activities to protect diversity, explore diversity and equity issues and promote a positive attitude toward diversity on our campus and wherever the university does its work — from classrooms, laboratories, libraries and practice fields to administrative office and performance venues.

Female student at unity event.


Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship is presented annually to recognize two incoming freshmen in the St. Louis area who are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and have demonstrated the potential for academic success and leadership.

Contact Us

Office of Multicultural Affairs
LACE 403 (Fourth floor of Medaille Hall)

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